ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced that Colin Goddard, Ph.D., former Chief Executive Officer of OSI Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to the HGS Board of Directors.
“We are honored to have Colin Goddard join our board at this critical time in our company’s growth and development,” said H. Thomas Watkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Genome Sciences. “Dr. Goddard will add a broad-based perspective to our board, drawing from over 25 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. We look forward to benefiting from his strategic insights as we continue our transition to becoming a fully commercialized organization.”
Dr. Goddard joined OSI Pharmaceuticals as a scientist in 1989, and advanced through a series of senior management positions with increasing responsibility in drug discovery, research and corporate operations before being named Chief Executive Officer in 1998. OSI was acquired by Astellas Pharma Inc. in June 2010. Dr. Goddard served as a director of OSI from 1998 and served as Chairman of the OSI Board from 2000 to 2002. He led the transition of OSI from a technology platform services company into a profitable fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. He was instrumental in the approval and launch of OSI’s flagship product, Tarceva (erlotinib), and also led OSI’s corporate development, acquisition and financing efforts, completing multiple major acquisitions and divestitures and raising over $1.5 billion in capital. Prior to joining OSI, Dr. Goddard spent four years at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Goddard trained as a cancer pharmacologist in Birmingham, U.K. and received his Ph.D. from the University of Aston, Birmingham, U.K. He was honored as a D.Sc. by the State University of New York in 2003 and by Hofstra University in 2005. Dr. Goddard serves on the boards of Zelos Therapeutics, a private biotechnology company focused on osteoporosis, and Abilities!, one of the world’s foremost facilities for educating and training people with disabilities. He is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research.
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